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Students from The Army Preparation course at Pembrokeshire College recently swore an Oath of Allegiance to Her Majesty at a ceremony held at the Army Careers Office in Haverfordwest.
Witnessed by proud parents, college tutors and army personnel, Sergeant Major John Warlow commented on this year’s cohort as being “particularly impressive”.
Allyson Heeps from Pembroke and mother of student Daniel Heeps said “ I am pleased with my son’s decision to join the army – I think it’s a great option for youngsters today, it teaches respect, discipline and offers stability, as well as excitement and adventure. ”
“ I am proud to part of a professional team developing and encouraging these young people to become our country’s finest,” said Sergeant Major Warlow.
Students, Owyn Shields, Willis Ashby, Ashley Watts, Alex Hilmer-Hill, Ryan Coaker, Daniel Heeps, Jack Davies and Cheyne Lloyd-Neal will now attend one of the best army training schools in the country – AFC Harrogate in north Yorkshire, here they will undertake a rigorous 23 – week training programme. Most of this year’s cohort will join The Royal Welsh Regiment; except Owyn Shields from Haverfordwest, who is enlisting with the Welsh Guards.
“ I am ready for a life in the army, some of my relatives are already serving so I have a good idea what to expect. I am joining the infantry corps. and expect to give the army my full commitment,” enthused Owen.
The Army Preparation course at Pembrokeshire College is designed to prepare prospective soldiers both mentally and physically to succeed in the army entrance test. 80% of students that complete this course successfully enlist. “This course positively enhances our student’s opportunity to enlist within the British Army” finally commented Sergeant Major John Warlow.
Students 16-18 can enrol on this course at any time. To find out more call 0800 9 776 788.